8vo., nineteenth-century full leather binding, in red leather with elaborate, exceptionally fine gilt ornamentation to boards, inner and outer board edges and spine, the ornamentation derived from zodiacal, mystical and Orientalist emblemata, gilt page edges, recent marbled endpapers, pp. viii, 101, . Binding bumped and rubbed at extremities, heelband missing, slight abrasion and some discoloration to spine, browning to title page; otherwise a very good, tight, bright copy. V. scarce. Second edition, first also published in Rotterdam in 1712. Peter Friedrich Arpe (1682-1740) was a German lawyer, historian, legal and theological writer and connoisseur of clandestine literature, many of whose works were put on the Index of Prohibited Books. The book is a compendium of citations from ancient and contemporary literature pertaining to fate, fortune and providence. Text in Latin.
ARPE, Peter Friedrich (Petrus Fridericus Arpius), Theatrum Fati, sive notitia scriptorum de Providentia, Fortuna et Fato., Typis Nicolai Bos, 1716
PIAZZA, Girolamo Bartolomeo [Hierom Bartholomew; Hierome Barthelemi]., A Short and True Account of the Inquisition and its Proceeding, As it is practis’d in Italy, Set forth in some Particular Cases. Whereunto is added, An Extract Out of an Authentick Book of Legends of the Roman Church. [Relation Succincte & Veritable de L’Inquisition Et de ses Procedures, Comme il se pratique en Italie, Ce qui est represente dans des Cas Particuliers. A’quoi est ajoute Un Extrait D’un Livre Authentique de Legendes de l’Eglise Romane]., William Bowyer [Guillaume Bowyer], 1722